Archived PDF from the original on October 22, We need not sympathize, agree with, or even understand the sexual preferences [sic] of homosexuals in order to recognize their right to equal treatment before the bar of criminal justice. In , Congress established penalties in the District of Columbia for a number of crimes, but not for sodomy. The reason he argues is that male-male eroticism did not threaten the social structure, or challenge the gendered division of labor or the patriarchal ownership of wealth. The law went into effect on February 27, Archived from the original on January 26,
Kentucky Law: Sexual Orientation, HIV Status, and Transsexuality
Retrieved April 3, Archived PDF from the original on October 22, In , Montana removed "sexual contact or sexual intercourse between two persons of the same sex" from its definition of deviate sexual conduct, Virginia repealed its lewd and lascivious cohabitation statute, and sodomy was legalized in the US armed forces. In this decision the court upheld that the then current sodomy law did not criminalize oral sex but only anal sex.
In February , Berea Mayor Steve Connelly banned discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation via executive order. Colorado also has a statute barring discrimination based on sexual orientation covering purchasing insurance. Rape in the first degree. This list includes most of the nation's larger cities as well as many small college towns. This ordinance does not apply to Jefferson County but Jefferson County passed a similar ordinance that is county-wide on October 12,
During this time, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of sodomy laws in Bowers v. Controversy about this law stems from its implication that student religious organizations in public schools can discriminate against other students, for example, on the basis of their religious identity or sexual orientation. In this undetailed case, William Hardin was freed from an indecent exposure charge when the court noted that the charge did not say the exposure "was made without the consent of those witnessing it. Archived at the Wayback Machine. Kansas ,   Kentucky , and Texas. The Kentucky sodomy law was the oldest one in the nation when it was revised in a new code in that lowered the penalty to a misdemeanor and made the law applicable only to same-sex activity.